Volkswagen Group of North America Corporate Office AddressVolkswagen Group of North America
2200 Ferdinand Porsche Drive
Herndon, Virginia 20171
Contact Volkswagen Group of North AmericaPhone Number: (248) 754-5000
Fax Number: (703) 364-7071
Email: Email Volkswagen Group of North America
ExecutivesCEO: Hinrich J. Woebcken
CFO: Hardy Brennecke
COO: Frank Fischer
Volkswagen Group of North America History
Volkswagen is a German car company with worldwide headquarters in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Volkswagen was founded in 1937 by the Nazi trade union, the German Labour Front. At this time, cars were a luxury item in Germany, with only about 1 person in 50 owning a car. The new company had the goal to make cars smaller and more affordable for the average German.
After the war, Volkswagen became an important piece, both economically and symbolically, of West German regeneration.
Volkswagen entered the U.S. market in 1949 with the VW being briefly sold as the Victory Wagon. Volkswagen of America was formed in 1955.
Volkswagen struggled to expand its product line and finally came out with a hit in the U.S. market with the 1974 release of the Golf.
By 1997 Volkswagen was producing the Jetta, New Beetle, SEAT Toledo, SEAT Leon, Audi A3, Audi TT, Skoda Octavia, Polo, Passat, and Corrado models.
Today Volkswagen has three of the ten top-selling cars worldwide: the Volkswagen Golf, Volkswagen Beetle, and the Volkswagen Passat. The company is a world leader in R&D.
Volkswagen Group is the parent company to 12 vehicle manufacturers with operations in 153 countries. It designs, manufactures, and distributes passenger and commercial vehicles, engines, motorcycles, and turbo machinery. It is ninth on the Fortune Global 500.
Volkswagen Group has 549,763 employees, 44.8% in Germany and the rest spread all over the world. This number includes Chinese joint ventures. Volkswagen Group had $140 billion in revenue in 2012.